Advanced Management Skills

The step up from lower levels of management to senior management can seem daunting. Senior managers have to take a helicopter view of their business, sometimes dealing with strategic, big-picture issues, sometimes with more operational issues. This requires a different mindset and skills. In this collection, we will look at what senior management means in different organizations, how senior managers have to change their focus and adapt to their environment, and what skills are needed to achieve success.

It's more than just a course.

This is a learning journey.

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Excite

On-demand digital learning playlist

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Engage

Live session delivered virtually or in-person

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Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-AMS

  • 2 x half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for groups and teams

This comprehensive course is the ideal way to update and enhance your knowledge and skills to take your career to the next level and prepare you for senior management. The program is very practical and based on everyday work situations so you can return to work feeling motivated and confident to drive yourself and your teams to achieve great results.
You will focus on adapting and developing your leadership approach to become more inclusive, flexible and confident. You will have the opportunity to practice and enhance your coaching skills, and to prepare yourself for leading the next change initiative. Finally, you will leave with a personal action plan to support you on your journey to becoming an inspiring leader.

Suitable for experienced managers who are responsible for the performance of others and who run a business unit or department.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of practicing inclusive leadership for individuals, teams and organisations
  • Apply the most appropriate leadership style for a given situation
  • List the key skills required from an effective leader and evaluate self against these
  • Use tactics for enhancing team trust, alignment and accountability
  • Recognize and practice behaviors to promote constructive conflict
  • Confidently conduct a coaching conversation, following the GROW model
  • Recognize and overcome resistance to change
  • Identify and analyze key stakeholders for a required change
  • Becoming an inclusive leader
  • Maximising the benefits of diverse teams
  • Situational leadership: how to flex your leadership style to suit the occasion
  • Assessing yourself against the key leadership competencies and developing a personal action plan
  • Building high-performance teams based on trust and shared accountability
  • Understanding individual development needs and the context for coaching
  • Becoming an effective and insightful coach
  • Recognizing the value of healthy conflict and fostering an environment where it can flourish
  • Defining what people need as they experience organizational change and the factors that make change succeed or fail

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

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Build a customized program

Use our building blocks approach to create a customized program to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need. 
Talk to us about what you want to achieve.

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Step 1

Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)

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Step 2

Consider what blocks you want to customize (to make it your own)

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Step 3

Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)

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Step 4

We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customize what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning programme; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform licence
Personalisation for live events:
  • Add your logo
  • Tailored
  • Branded
  • Fully customized
Bespoke content creation:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
  • Handouts
  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

Our approach

Successful learning programs don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).

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